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Disney Parks After Dark: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park

posted on June 20th, 2013 by Paul Hiffmeyer, Chief Photographer for Public Relations, Disneyland Resort

Disney Parks After Dark: Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland Park

This photo is in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney’s The Enchanted Tiki Room, which opened at Disneyland on June 23, 1963. Since the magic starts in the Enchanted Tiki Garden where the eight Tiki gods come to life one at a time to introduce themselves, I decided to focus on Maui, my favorite. He is a decorative fountain with water that shoots out of his mouth into a bamboo tube that, when full, empties into a pool of water. I did not have a tripod with me when I took this photo, so I held the camera with a wide angle lens attached in one hand (as close to the water as possible without getting it wet) and a small LED light in the other for a little fill. Here are the settings for this photo: shutter 1/20; 4.5 F-stop; and an 800 ISO.

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Kevin on June 21st, 2013 at 6:31 am

Hi Paul
It’s easy to take for granted all the great images we see, but your post makes me realise just how much extraordinary effort goes into photography in low light situations!



Debra from NJ on June 21st, 2013 at 9:20 am

Great shot! Wow! You certainly have a steady hand! Fantastic to be able to shoot at 1/20 while holding a light!


Elise on June 21st, 2013 at 2:00 pm

So pretty. I have always been a fan of the Disney Parks after dark photography!